Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Card for a Friend's Mom


This is a birthday card requested by a dear friend for her Mom's ninetieth birthday.  I'm really hoping she likes it.  The image is from Isabella's Scrapbook.  I believe it was the first digi I ever bought.  I still really love it.  I colored it with Copics and the papers are from Stampin' Up.  the dots on the dress were done with a white pen.  I added glitter to the flowers, which shows only slightly in the photo.

 Now for the story of how it came to be.  I colored the image, which included flowers growing under the watering can.  I put the entire card together, including gluing on the flower arrangement in the corner.  When I was all done I looked at it and realized the corner looked extremely cluttered with the flower image and the glued on flowers.  I was not happy at all.  I had to make a quick decision before the glue dried.  I took the card completely apart, trying not to cause too much damage.  I put the image into my photo program, removed the flowers and reprinted it.  After coloring the image a second time I glued everything back together.  I'm happy with how it turned out now.

 I found the perfect sentiment in my Hallmark program.

"Those who fill their years with love
        can count their age in blessings."

           Here's to more journeys,
            more songs to be sung,
          more ways to be blessed
          when ninety years young.

Copics:  B12, B14, BG0000, BG000, C0, G03, G21, G24, E00, E02, E25, E27, R20, Y19
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Cutting Corners
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes + Glitter (on flowers)
The Crazy Challenge Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps Ribbon


Curly said...

OMGosh this is so very pretty and its just perfect for our Anything Goes with Glitter Challenges this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT

Anonymous said...

Oh,Diane this is gorgeous.Love the rich blue and you colouring is amazing.Great rescue job too!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Dorcas said...

Very pretty, Diane!!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, love the sweet image and the beautiful flowers and colours. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Sherri said...

I don't know how I missed this one! It's just beautiful! I know your friend's mom will be thrilled with it. Beautifully colored & I LOVE the polka dots in her dress!

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous love the flowers and the pretty image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a pretty card, love the image and your verse.

Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Steph said...

How pretty! I love the vibrant blue! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

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